Spinning and Felting
Here it is wet
It's only about 55 yards. I don't really know what to do with it. I also plied my more successful purple roving that my pal Francesca got for me from Rhinebeck. That's about 45 yards. I suppose I could do something using them both. Maybe gloves with the purple used as edging.
Any ideas? Any patterns?
Come on knitting readers help me out with what I could do with 55 yards of natural wool and 45 yards of dyed wool mohair.
Here is the beautiful purple, blue wool, mohair
I bought 4 oz of the "almost solid" series from Spunky Eclectic. I got a kind of purple mix that I thought would go well with the stuff I already spun. Maybe I can figure out something to do with them together.
I also bought 8 0z of a really cool wool, mohair, alpaca blend. It is mostly grey with some little bits of color. I'm not at all sure what kind yardage 8 oz spins into.
How do you spinners decide what to knit out of what you spin? I'm still not sure how to figure that. I must buy a niddy noddy to help me accurately figure out yardage.
In the world of knitting, I cast on two new projects. One fast (yeah US 15 needles) and one that will take forever (boo US 6 needles). For the instant gratification project, I'm knitting up a wool market bag for felting. I'm used to felted objects being large, but this is HUGE. I'm just finishing up the straps, and it is the size of my love seat. Hopefully it will felt down to a nice size. I'll post a finished pic next time.